Give or volunteer

At Turning Point, your support and gifts are invaluable to our day-to-day operation. To be a part of what we do, you can make a financial contribution by clicking Make a Donation. To volunteer to help out in our daily operations, activities and events, please enroll by clicking Become a Volunteer. Your commitment to helping eliminate Domestic Violence is highly appreciated.​


why i give to turning point?

There are many reasons why someone gives financially or through volunteerism to Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.  


Please read the stories of donors and volunteers who support our agency with their gifts.


Make a Donation

"We lived in the shelter for a month. We had nothing. I was at the lowest point in my life. My baby and I had PTSD. I was covered in bruises and everything made me jump. I cried all the time. I couldn’t look myself in the mirror. All I saw was a weak pathetic mother who couldn’t protect herself and her baby.

It was then that I decided I was no longer a victim. I was a fighter. I fought with everything in me. Every time I felt like giving up I remembered there were little eyes watching me, that my child needed me to stay strong. I have been free of domestic violence for four years now. Today I am a respite therapist for individuals with physical and or mental disabilities while I attend school full time to be a lawyer.

Today I am a strong independent single mother of two beautiful baby girls and I will teach them everything they need to know so what happened to me never happens to them. I am no longer a victim of domestic violence. I am a survivor”.

Support of Turning Point made this survivor’s success possible.

Providing safe, stable, and nurturing environments for our children is the most effective strategy available to all of us for eliminating intimate partner violence in the future.

Your donation to Turning Point will do just that- support programs that work towards the prevention and the elimination of dating and domestic violence. All donations are fully tax-deductible.


become a volunteer

Thank you for considering volunteer work with us. Currently we have a need for the following volunteers:


Weekly 90 minute childcare

(with volunteer partner)

Please contact Turning Point's Volunteer Coordinator at



Shelter priority need list

July Priority List

***The shelter is currently not accepting used clothing donations due to COVID-19***

Please contact the Shelter 812-379-9844 , Diane Hawes 812-371-8343

or Dede Parker 812-657-1304 about donations


  • Shower Flip Flops adults and kids- all sizes– New

  • Pajama tops and bottoms-all sizes-New

  • Make-up Bags

  • Women's underwear

  • Women's crew socks

  • Kitchen garbage bags

  • 8oz  baby bottles

  • Bath towels– New

  • Shampoo/Conditioner—adult and baby

  • Notebooks/School Supplies

  • Wash cloths or shower loofahs

  • Sippy cups

  • Body lotion

  • Liquid hand soap

  • Small duffel bags

  • Purses


Ongoing Needs

  • Gift Cards (from Walmart, Kroger, Target)

  • Trash Bags (30 gallon & 13 gallon)

  • Hairbrushes (Dollar stores)

  • Bath Towels/Wash Cloths (New or Gently Used)

  • Women’s Cotton Underwear (new various sizes)

  • Mr. Clean Liquid Cleaner                   

  • Shower Caddy (like used for college dorms)

  • Hair Conditioner                                

  • “As I Am” Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Smoothing Gels

  • Hair Oils and Creams

  • Edge Control Product

  • (NEW) Makeup (Especially mascara & eye liner)

  • Foundation (Darker Skin Tones)

  • Blow Dryers

  • Flat Irons

  • Scalp Serum

  • Shower Caps

  • Satin Head Scarves (for sleeping)

  • Body Wash 

  • Plastic Razors (Women’s and Men’s)

  • Deodorant (Men's and Women's)

  • Tweezers

  • Covers for Toothbrushes

  • Lip Balm

  • Emery Boards

  • Nail Polish Remover

  • Kleenex (small packets)

  • Baby Monitors (Used or New)

  • Crew socks (for women)

  • Collapsible laundry baskets/ bags

  • Laundry Detergent pods HE    


 Thank you! Any questions, please contact:



Turning Point Domestic Violence Services (Columbus Regional Shelter) is so excited to be taking part in Amazon Smile and urge our supporters to check it out. Simply click on the link below to enjoy some care-free shopping while also learning how you can support Turning Point at the same time!

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Thank you to Amazon for making this possible!


Attention all Kroger shoppers

Did you know that you can give back a portion of what you spend at Kroger to your favorite non-profit?  Turning Point is now set up to receive your community rewards through your Kroger Plus card.  Please click the link below to register your Kroger Plus Card and begin giving back today!

Turning Point's non-profit organization number through Kroger is:

Partners and Sponsors

P.O. Box 103,
Columbus, IN, 47202
Administration line: 812-379-5575

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